[pdftex] latex word count process not dying

James Naadjie jnaadjie at aps.org
Mon Aug 22 15:54:51 CEST 2016

I’m trying to get to the root of zombie latex processes. I have to manually kill long running latex processes. I’m unable to determine while the processes aren’t dying.
Here’s the process tree. As you can see below the latex word count.tex process has been running for 2days. 

 /bin/sh /usr/aps/eduser/complooknew -m BS12877 -k -l -h
carlene  10298  9566  0 Aug19 ?        00:00:00  \_ /opt/apps/eop-cmdline/current/ruby/length-check/scripts/lengthcheck.rb                                          
carlene  10301 10298  0 Aug19 ?        00:00:00      \_ sh /opt/apps/eop-cmdline/current/ruby/length-check/scripts/wordcount.sh prcomp.tex
carlene  10306 10301 99 Aug19 ?        2-10:16:23          \_ /aps/texlive/current/bin/x86_64-linux/latex wordcount.tex\csname ?\endcsname
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